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Reality Check

Monday, June 28, 2010

My eating has been out of control and my activity level nearly non-existent.
It is like I am trying to prove that I can still get by just doing whatever I want. Reality Check: it is NOT working for me. If I want a healthier, longer life, I have to MAKE IT HAPPEN. I will live today like it really matters because it does. I will Do IT for myself.

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LINDA25427 6/28/2010 11:39AM

    Been there done that I think at one time or another we all get to that point .I'm mad at myself for putting the weight back on but I'm not going to beat myself up over it I'm going to get the weight back off and start from that point I didn't even change my weight tracker this last time and I won't because I'm determined to get back down to what is on my tracker and keep going down. I have taken control and maintained for the last 3 weeks and I will start losing again. It's a struggle. It's a battle. It's hard work .But ask yourself this one question and be absolutely honest with yourself.(Am I worth it)????I know I am and I'm sure you feel the same .So get that body moving wiggle, giggle, shake, rock and roll..... whatever it takes.You can do it but you have to be the one that does it for yourself . emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TUFFYBIRD 6/28/2010 9:30AM

    emoticon We've all been there - done that. The only thing that works for me is deciding that "this day" is the only one that matters, and the only one I'm going to worry about ... and "this day" I'm going to do it right. Somehow that helps; if I think any bigger than that it just seems overwhelming. You can do this!!!

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TUFFYBIRD 6/28/2010 9:30AM

    emoticon We've all been there - done that. The only thing that works for me is deciding that "this day" is the only one that matters, and the only one I'm going to worry about ... and "this day" I'm going to do it right. Somehow that helps; if I think any bigger than that it just seems overwhelming. You can do this!!!

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DIFROMWYOMING 6/28/2010 9:09AM

    I have felt myself there, too, in the past months. I think there is more to it than just thinking I can get by with less effort. Sometimes I think it is just re-adjusting to the thinner version of me, re-evaluating where I am and where I want to be. Give my friend Janet a big hug today and tell her she is going to be just fine. And then go enjoy your day! emoticon

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SHEILA1505 6/28/2010 8:57AM

    It's amazing how much it helps us to use the Nutrition Tracker - and be honest with it - trying to manage without it has pushed me to where I don't want to go!

So let's do this thing together!
I am also kicking it up a notch on the fitness program too - ouch!


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JILLIANMIKES1 6/28/2010 8:53AM

  ditto to everything that you said, and in particular, the part about thinking that you can still do just what you want... my physical appearance and lack of energy are telling me something different!

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SLENDERELLA61 6/28/2010 8:53AM

    "I will live today like it really matters because it does." Very profound! I love that.

Congrats for achieving the right mind set to stay on track! For me that is the most important element. When I'm thinking right, nothing can get me off track. When I'm not thinking right, nothing can keep me on track.

Make it happen. You can do it!! -Marsha

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PLAYBLUES22 6/28/2010 8:51AM

    Just start over, you can do it, take it nice and slow emoticon

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4DOGNIGHT 6/28/2010 8:47AM

    AMEN! I feel your pain. WHat a struggle this is! If I really wanted it, wouldn't I stick with it. Why not? I feel good about myself as I am. I look good at my current weight and I had a good medical report. I just want to be skinnier but I must not be that dissatisfied with myself. WE can do this but we have to make up our mind and change. Until that happens, it won't happen.

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GLOWORM1963 6/28/2010 8:44AM

    Hang in there and don't be to hard on yourself.......just start over and try really hard to stay on track!!

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Seeking Sunshine for my Gloomy Attitude

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

This morning I am very disappointed in myself.

The scale is creeping up and I have been unwilling to buckle down and do something about it. How long am I going to let this stubbornness rule my life? It doesn't help that it is gloomy outside and my neck and shoulders ache from rheumatism.

Enough self-pity already. Everyone has some cross to bear. My choices rule, so let's see how much responsibility I am willing to accept today.

Doesn't sound like the attitude of a person determined to make life happen on purpose, does it? "Just do it" is tracking across my mind.

I hope you have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by and letting me vent. I do appreciate it. Hugs from Janet

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SRABANTI 5/17/2010 1:21AM

    Please go thru the Blogs and the Spark page of this Spark friend of mine.. Ull get tons of inspiration out there~~


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ROX2013 3/10/2010 1:52PM

    When I feel this way I remember a line from a oldie "slip sliding away"...and it seems to have slow the slide. We all have slippery slopes to overcome and some days the slope gains ground and sometimes we do...Also, gloomy days don't help me either. emoticon emoticon

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TUFFYBIRD 3/10/2010 1:01PM

    Never give up ... just pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and try again! I have no doubt that you can.

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EIKOOW 3/10/2010 11:03AM

    Hang in there! emoticon

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SHEILA1505 3/10/2010 10:23AM

    Everyone on here sometimes needs a push from behind, or a hand to pull them through and other times that same person does the pushing or pulling.

Right now we are all pulling and pushing - but you've got to help us, Janet, and you are the No.1 player in your own life. We think you're worth it - I reckon you do too, but are loath to admit it for some reason.

Be the star in the production of your own life's story! We are part of the supporting cast, but maybe you need to call upon some of those close at hand, too.


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WALNUT5612 3/10/2010 9:50AM

    Keep fighting the urge to revert back to you old habits.

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    Ah, we all have bad days (weeks?), but it's still a journey - not the end if we slip. Lord knows, I've slipped and slid - but still am making progress! emoticon

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115 Days of Imperfect Progress

Friday, February 12, 2010

I woke up this morning and decided I wanted freedom from tracking. I ate what I wanted when I wanted it; but tonight I feel bloated and stuffed.

I talked to my 'chosen sister', Pat, and she said to track it anyway and face the music. So I did. This is day #115 of tracking and I am not willing to give up my ongoing streak. And I am not willing to give back my progress either.

I have had no fruit or vegetables yet today, so I am going to have an orange and some carrots before I go to bed. I don't have to wait until morning. I need some nutrition tonight.

The people on this site keep me going and reel me in when I am floating away. I thank you very much for being there for me.

I feel renewed hope again. And my journey goes on. Take care and hugs from Janet in chilly Illinois.

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MGRIFFITH32 3/8/2010 1:47PM

    Great job! You really turned it around. You have a good friend. Thanks for sharing.

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RENA1965 3/8/2010 10:43AM

    Hang in there Janet, tomorrow is a new day..

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SHEILA1505 2/13/2010 12:39AM

    I am so glad you didn't throw in the towel on your tracking just because of a day of poor choices - Well Done! and also well done for starting to put things right again before you signed off for the day.

We're all in this together - sometimes being tugged along behind our friends and sometimes doing the shoving from the back.

I need you around - so don't even think of giving up!

If you get any chox this w/e - donate them to a worthy cause!

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BIRDLEGS29 2/12/2010 8:23PM

    emoticon on adding something healthy tonight. I think we all have days like that, but we do pay for those days, don't we? LOL


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Me and My Mouth Mania

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I am not real alert yet this morning. I noticed after the fact that the date today is not the 12th, but the message is the same.

I have not been focusing on shorter term goals, so I am going to change my tracker to reflect the next milestome I want to pass: into the teens by St. Patrick's Day. I can do that!

Thank you for stopping by. Hugs from J in sunny but very chilly central Illinois.

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GLORIA68 2/12/2010 12:35AM

    yes, you will be ok
hang in there
stay with us!

we are all in the same boat.

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JANRTEACH 2/11/2010 2:34PM

    I reviewed your food tracker and i think you were so hungry because you ate a lot of carbs during the day. It happens to all of us. Just remember, the more carbs you eat, the more you want. If you don't believe, think about how hungry you are after a Thanksgiving dinner. Hang in there -- every day is a new day.

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WALNUT5612 2/11/2010 12:01PM

    Yes you can!!!

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SHEILA1505 2/11/2010 9:22AM

    Yes - how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. So smaller targets and more frequent accountability - works for me best that way.
Accountability on here helps too - hiding away and beating ourselves up about the odd mistakes we make or poor choices isn't going to help at all. So accept it, learn from it and move on.

Big hug emoticon
and please let's all NOT get chox this w/e or pancakes next Tuesday :(

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Too Focused to Care

Saturday, February 06, 2010

I chose to eat too much salty food yesterday and the scale is up about 2# because of it. I accept that; but what happened?

I woke up yesterday morning with the willingness to work on a business project that I have been procrastinating about, so I went into "all or nothing" mode, determined to finish it in one day. There really was no rush. Realistically I have another week before it should be done, but old habits die hard. I did finish the project; but I had no room in my brain for focusing on my food intake.

By the time I took a lunch break, I barely cared what I ate. Then my hubby made duck and noodles, which was very good, but also very salty. So why not have a second serving?

By evening I was able to get my wits about me and finish the day with some string cheese and an apple.

Today is a new day to focus on my health and well-being. Time rolls on and I will get where I am wanting to go.

Thank you for stopping by to visit. Hugs from J.

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GLORIA68 2/6/2010 8:08PM

    dont't worry. this happens to all of us from time to time.
focus on tomorrow.
dont' worry about yesterday.
we are after all, only human.

good luck
keep up with sparkpeople

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SHEILA1505 2/6/2010 2:22PM


Well done for getting on with the project
and you'll get rid of those pounds, you'll remember the salt &its consequences and do it all differently today

with love

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TUFFYBIRD 2/6/2010 9:54AM

    *deep sigh* We all have those days, believe me. When I do something like that I try to remember a blog that one of my SP friends made recently after she slipped. She said she "picked herself up, dusted herself off, and got on with it". I think that's a marvelous attitude and I try to emulate it.

Today is a new day! emoticon

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